This flyer design was donated by Cuthbert Design to Friends of Central Library, a campaign to save Birmingham Central Library (an excellent example of Brutalist architecture designed by John Madin). Friends of Central Library and the Twentieth Century Society are organising a conference on 28 June 2014, to examine the legacy and potential of this branch of Modernist design.

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Saturday 28 June 2014 | 9.30am to 4.30pm at the Dickens Room, Birmingham and Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS


Barnabas Calder (Liverpool University)

Ross Brown (Scottish Brutalism)

Urban Splash (Park Hill refurbishment)

Sally Stone (Preston Bus Station Campaign)

Andy Foster (author of Pevsner’s Birmingham)

Dr Roger Bowdler (English Heritage)

Catherine Croft (Twentieth Century Society)

.Chaired by Joe Holyoak (architect & urban designer)

Walkabout with commentary by Owen Hatherley (author of Militant Modernism) followed by a bring-your-own picnic in Chamberlain Square – with a free Ziggurat Cupcake.

Members of the Twentieth Century Society and Friends of the Central Library | £25
Non-members | £35 – Attendance limited to 50 
Bookings: (click Events on the left)

For further information or to enquire about joining Friends of Central Library please contact Alan Clawley:

Organised by Friends of the Central Library and the Twentieth Century Society West Midlands Group